New England Revolution forward Adam Buksa and Poland secured their place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday evening, claiming a 2-0 win over Sweden at Stadion Śląski in Chorzów. Buksa was on the field at the celebratory final whistle, having come off the bench in the 89th minute to help see out the closing stages.
Robert Lewandowski scored what proved to be the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 49th minute, while Piotr Zieliński added an insurance strike in the 72nd minute to clinch Poland's place at a second straight World Cup.
Buksa, who was also a late substitute in Poland's 1-1 friendly draw with Scotland last week, has now made seven appearances with the Poland National Team, including six in World Cup Qualifying. The 25-year-old striker has registered five goals, highlighted by a hat trick in Poland's 7-1 win over San Marino last September.
The draw for next winter's World Cup is set for this Friday, April 1, while the tournament itself will run from November 21 through the final on December 18.
Buksa will now rejoin the Revolution ahead of Saturday night's meeting with the New York Red Bulls, set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium. Tickets are available HERE, while coverage of the game will be available on TV38, myRITV, CoziTV, 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.